A Truly Unique Wedding Venue in Devon
Say ‘I do’ at Dartmoor Zoo
For animal lovers, adventurers, couples who love to be in nature, and those looking to do something that they and their guests will never forget…
Dartmoor Zoo offers a truly unique wedding experience and venue in Devon’s stunning Dartmoor National Park. Surrounded by 33 acres of gardens and fascinating animals, getting married at Dartmoor Zoo promises to deliver a fantastic experience for everyone.
Our beautiful ceremony room, with original wooden floor and fireplace, creates a perfectly intimate atmosphere, accommodating up to 50 seated guests – but we can host larger ceremonies too! Large Winter ceremonies are held in our light and spacious Jaguar Restaurant. Large Summer ceremonies are held in marquees in the heart of the zoo surrounded by luscious greenery and enclosures that house some of our most exciting animal residents.
Why not seize the opportunity and book an animal experience after the ceremony for a wedding photo like no other! There is a choice of exclusive couple experiences, as well as experiences your whole wedding party can enjoy.
From buffets to barbecues, to a sit down three course meal. You can be certain that Dartmoor Zoo can cater to all your specific needs with our flexible catering packages.
Winter receptions and Summer receptions both offer ample space for 80-120 guests with their own dancefloors, bars, and facilities to suit everyone. Perfect for an evening of celebration.
From your first initial consultation through to the big day, our team will be fully devoted to exceeding expectations. Our dedication and eye for detail ensures you and your guests leave with happy memories to last a lifetime.
Dartmoor Zoo is ready to host you and your partner’s big day at our unique wedding venue in Devon. If you wish to find out more, please email us or get in touch using the form at the end of this page.
We can’t wait to show you around!
Goodamoor House Ceremony Room
Up to 50 seated guests
Say ‘I do’ in our Goodamoor ceremonial room: a historical setting with original wooden floor and fireplace, creating a perfectly intimate atmosphere for your ceremony.
The double doors can be left open to enjoy the fantastic views of the rolling hills of Dartmoor and the vibrant lawn – where you can enjoy post-ceremony drinks.
Goodamoor Manor House not only has beautiful features but has the history to match. Dating back to the 17th century, the petite Manor House has been known to be a guest house for royalty within the Victorian era.
In recent years, it has been under renovation to give it a clean fresh white look, but still has its decadent features such as its fireplace in the ceremony room.
Jaguar Suite Reception
Up to 50 seated guests
Modern and sleek, our newly refurbished Jaguar Suite is an absolutely gorgeous venue to hold your wedding reception.
With astonishing views and a blank canvas to create the perfect vibe for your special day, we highly recommend viewing this space!
Jaguar Restaurant Reception
120 seated guests – Off-peak
Light and spacious, the restaurant transforms into an incredible venue to host your wedding ceremony. With cream drapes and twinkly lights, plus any personal decorations, the space truly becomes your own – with the added bonus of holding more of your beloved wedding guests.
You also get to enjoy the beautiful views across Dartmoor and our African paddock.
80 seated guests – Peak
Exclusively for Summer weddings, our marquees are perfect to house all your guests with plenty of legroom. Set in the heart of the zoo, you will be surrounded by luscious greenery and enclosures that house some of our most exciting animal residents!
Our Snowdrop (off-peak) and Bluebell (peak) takes care of all your wedding day needs or alternatively, view our venue hire rates and discuss with us your ideal catering and entertainment requirements.
Every supplier in this portfolio is a local business we’re proud to support and can assist you in creating the perfect wedding day.
Each and every business we’ve partnered with has kindly agreed to give us a charitable donation upon a successful booking if sourced through Dartmoor Zoo.
If you find someone you love, you can book them directly through us.
Alternatively, if you book them yourselves, please support our charity by mentioning our name, letting our dedicated events team know and securing a charitable donation that goes an incredibly long way!
Please note, prices may change at the supplier’s request, and we will update our marketing material as frequently as possible to reflect this.
This guide is inclusive of a wedding checklist to help you plan your perfect day!
Together, we can create a world where nature is valued and loved.
A unique wedding venue in a stunning setting
Dartmoor Zoo weddings are wild and wonderful in every way. We have the perfect setting for your dream wedding with 33 acres of glorious woodland and a collection of beautiful exotic animals to help you celebrate. The magic is never ending as you and your guests are welcome to explore and learn while celebrating with you on your special day.
Every detail accounted for
We have a dedicated events team that cannot wait to host your special day. From your first consultation right through to your big day, you will have the support of your wedding coordinator and the events team to ensure that your hopes and dreams come true.
Devon tourism award - Commended 23/24
We’re thrilled to announce that Devon Tourism Awards have recognised the wonderful weddings we create here at Dartmoor Zoo and have been so impressed by our venue, that we’ve been granted their ‘Commended’ status for 2023/24!
Book a wedding tour of Dartmoor Zoo
You won’t truly get a sense of just what a unique wedding venue Dartmoor Zoo offers, and we would love to show you our stunning location, meet some of the animals that could be involved, and take a look at our different reception options.
To request a tour, get a quote or find out a bit more, please complete the form below. Our dedicated team will get back to you within three days.